Aug
08
2018
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Oscars decide to add a ‘popular movies’ category.

They’re cutting the Oscars down to three hours and adding a ‘popular film’ category.  They’ll also be doing some of the technical awards during commercial breaks and airing them at other points.  And, one presumes, there’s going to be a lot less flexibility when it comes to awards speeches.

That’s all nicely objective of me, yes?

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Nov
20
2016
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Why movies always seem to target the young.

Was thinking about this in relation to this Tweet – and note that my major quibble with it is the use of the words ‘fetishization of,’ rather than ‘pandering to.’  It’s true: Hollywood over-samples young people when making movies, and they’re unlikely to stop.  And here, courtesy of the MPAA’s 2014 Theatrical Statistics Study, is why:

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